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My roof was just old . Able Roofing gave me a fair price to replace it. The office and the guys who did my roof where nice to deal with. My roof looks great and passed city inspection the first inspection
This company delivers excellence on every remodeling aspect. We hired these guys to build our addition and we are thrilled with the outcome!
Brandon riles the owner of American roof scales is a scam artist he doesn't have a contractor's license in Colorado and cannot get one here he has liens in the thousands of dollars against him don't use this company he will steal your money and he has also committed insurance fraud if you come into contact with him or any one from this company run the other way
My called Simon roofing when my roof started leaking during a storm. When he came out to asses the issue we found out that a hail storm last year did more damage than I expected. His guys came out and covered it with a tarp until it was dry enough to work. the level of service was exceptional. I recommend Simon Roofing to everyone that needs quick, reliable service.
Red Diamond Roofing and Brian Dewald were outstanding. I telephoned Brian on a positive referral. I talked to him on the telephone and when it was clear he was an expert and a professional we met. He was prepared with everything I wanted to see: specific hail impact resistant shingle samples, sheathing, rain barrier, licenses and certificates, and contracts for my review. Red Diamond people handled the negotiations with State Farm to cover everything I wanted/needed per code. The crew they put on the roof was experienced and hard working. They left no debris behind. Excellent job. Top flight people and company.
After the June hail storm we were bombarded with roofing companies coming to our house. My husband and I did our research and we decided to call Red Diamond Roofing to come and look at our roof. We had already had our insurance adjuster come and give us the insurance estimate of damages. When Mark Lewis came to look at our roof and gutters he helped us get better quality shingles than we had, and put larger downspouts to prevent a problem we had with our previous gutters. We felt like he really put us, the customers, first. He also recommended some contractors for repairs that they did not do. Our roof was replaced about 1 month after the hail storm. We were the first ones on our street to get it replaced. They completed the work in only 2 days and did a great job cleaning up our yard. Six months later we are very happy with the quality of the shingles, and it looks great!We were extremely happy with our experience with Red Diamond Roofing.
We had hail damage to our roof. Michele from Red Diamond Roofing came out and gave us an estimate. She went above and beyond to make sure we got the roof, gutters and other things repaired from the hail storm. Michele was even here when the insurance adjustor came to our home. She was also here at times during the installation of the roof. My roof was installed on the date it was promised, they did a very good job, cleaned up after themselves and left everything the way they found it. We were very happy with their services, I have recommended them to several others. We would definitely use them again if the need arises.
I had a great experience with Red Diamond. They put a new roof on my house and did a marvelous job. There was no insurance involved in this I wanted to make sure I got the best price possible for the work done. I got 6 bids on the project and Red Diamond was one of them. They weren’t the cheapest but they were no where near the most expensive. I worked with Brian who I highly recommend. He was incredibly attentive and came to the house three times with different samples for me to look at. He even gave me some addresses of houses that had the same type roofing material and color I wanted so I could see the product in large scale. When time came to do the work, the guys showed up on time and were very friendly and careful around our bushes and flowers. They cleaned up totally when they were done and I couldn’t have been happier. I’d recommend Red Diamond Roofing in a heartbeat. Call Brian and ask for a bid. You won’t be disappointed. Tim D.
I was very pleased with Red Diamond Roofing.It was a pleasure working with Brian Dewald. He was really helpful by explaining how the insurance claim works. Red Diamond gave me a quality roof in a timely manner. I will definitely be calling them back the next time I need a new roof.
Steam fresh has been our carpet cleaning company for over 10 years. The before and after pictures represent only a fraction of their capabilities. The service technicians are always respectful and neat. This company is the best choice for all of your steam cleaning needs. Guaranteed!
Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.